If you're not fond of the term "Web 2.0," you may be itchy about "cloud computing" as well.
The Cloud touches many different offers, from SaaS-y single-purpose applications (e.g., Salesforce, NetSuite, ExactTarget) to Web services (think Google Maps and Facebook Connect) and utility computing platforms such as Amazon's EC2 and Dynamo, as well as Google's App Engine. The categories are still growing and shifting.
With analysts Robert Rose and Timothy Prickett-Morgan, let's discuss:
* What have we learned from the Cloud so far? Is it really cheaper?
* Who are the major players and how are they shifting?
* What has the Cloud meant for corporate IT?
* Where is the Cloud taking us? How might this play out?